King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Do Jasper - The Intrepid

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Do Jasper

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Jasper Canada 1939
Apparently, it’s royalty week here at the Intrepid (or more specifically, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Canada week), as today we have another image of the king and queen on their 1939 trip. When war was looming overhead in 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth toured Canada by train to improve relations. The trip was a huge success. Thousands of Canadians came out to cheer, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the royal couple. This image, which was recently discovered, was taken by official CN Railway photographer William H. Robinson at Jasper Park Lodge in 1939.

Photo by William H. Robinson.

2 comments:

John S Miles said...

It's a gorgeous print. We just came across one. Thanks for posting it. There's not much information on it elsewhere.

John S Miles said...

Hi, love you blog!

We recently acquired such a print and found very little information on it elsewhere.

When you say that it was recently discovered, do you have any additional details? By whom and where? How did you get the image? Any information would help us greatly in getting appraised.

Thanks for everything! Niko